This Journalist Recalls Being Tupac's Penpal And How "Bookish And Introverted" He Was

  • This Journalist Recalls Being Tupac's Penpal And How "Bookish And Introverted" He Was
    POSTED Aug 03 2020
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    If you're a Tupac fan, then you'll know how great of a writer he was - but can you imagine being his pen pal?

    For Barnsley journalist Nina Bhadreshwar, that was a reality, often talking to Tupac on the phone, as well as writing letters to each other. Nina spoke to The Guardian about being Tupac's pen pal, including sending him a copy of Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory.

    Their friendship began after Nina sent him a copy of her magazine called The Real State, which covered social issues, as well as featuring poetry and graffiti. Tupac called her saying, “It’s Tupac. You sent me a copy of your fly-ass magazine," and they started talking from there.

    She wrote to Tupac from 1992 until his death, with the pair finally meeting in October 1995. Nina says of their meeting, "He lifted me up off the tarmac and gave me the tightest hug I’ve had. I felt so much love radiating from him."

    Nina says their friendship was unlike any other she's had, saying, "I’ve never had that sort of friendship, or level of trust, with anyone else. If he had lived, I think he would have been known for his writing more than his music. He was a man of letters."

    READ MORE: Tupac's Friends Say They Smoked His Ashes - For A Very Important Reason 

    Check out the full article here - it's a great read, and a great insight into one of the greatest rappers the world's ever known.

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Tupac
Tupac. Photo by Gramercy Pictures/Getty Images

If you're a Tupac fan, then you'll know how great of a writer he was - but can you imagine being his pen pal?

For Barnsley journalist Nina Bhadreshwar, that was a reality, often talking to Tupac on the phone, as well as writing letters to each other. Nina spoke to The Guardian about being Tupac's pen pal, including sending him a copy of Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory.

Their friendship began after Nina sent him a copy of her magazine called The Real State, which covered social issues, as well as featuring poetry and graffiti. Tupac called her saying, “It’s Tupac. You sent me a copy of your fly-ass magazine," and they started talking from there.

She wrote to Tupac from 1992 until his death, with the pair finally meeting in October 1995. Nina says of their meeting, "He lifted me up off the tarmac and gave me the tightest hug I’ve had. I felt so much love radiating from him."

Nina says their friendship was unlike any other she's had, saying, "I’ve never had that sort of friendship, or level of trust, with anyone else. If he had lived, I think he would have been known for his writing more than his music. He was a man of letters."

READ MORE: Tupac's Friends Say They Smoked His Ashes - For A Very Important Reason 

Check out the full article here - it's a great read, and a great insight into one of the greatest rappers the world's ever known.

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